About Wandercooks

On this site you’ll find a collection of flavour-packed international recipes inspired by our wandering adventures around the world. Strongly influenced by Asian and Australian flavours, get ready to explore your favourite dishes from Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Australia and beyond.

Each recipe is supported with detailed step by step instructions, photos, tips and useful substitutes so you can recreate every dish effortlessly in your own kitchen. You’ll also find helpful recipe videos embedded on almost every post, or you can also check them out on YouTube.

We hope our recipes inspire you to:

  • Understand your ingredients (sourcing, cooking, storing and substituting)
  • Discover new food ideas from different cultures and share those experiences with friends and family
  • Get creative in the kitchen and trust your instincts to make a recipe your own
  • Learn new techniques to make your cooking easy, efficient and enjoyable

And most importantly… have fun experimenting and exploring a world of cuisines, ingredients and flavours, and enjoy the whole experience of cooking!

Meet Laura & Sarah

Sarah and Laura from Wandercooks.

Since launching Wandercooks in 2015, we’ve travelled through over 35 countries, lived in Japan, and stayed with locals to learn what they really eat for breakfast. Our passion to discover new cuisines and recreate delicious world recipes has grown to now include over 3 MILLION people cooking our recipes annually.

For over seven years we’ve made it our mission to empower you with recipes that are easy to make and savour, and suitable for all levels of cooking experience.

We love experimenting in the kitchen, and cooking together is our favourite form of entertainment. It’s a great way to learn about other cultures while discovering intriguing flavours and ingredient combinations.

It’s our goal to demystify ingredients that tend to sit at the back of your fridge and pantry, and integrate them into your everyday cooking.

As cooking-obsessed foodies, we cook, photograph, write and create videos for every single recipe on this site.

Fun Facts About Us

  • We’re married and live in Adelaide, South Australia, with our happy little cavoodle Bonnie.
  • We once cooked for 6 months without repeating a single recipe, and remain endlessly fascinated by food, especially from Asian cuisines.
  • We once dared each other to eat crickets (cooked, of course) in Thailand and they were DELICIOUS. (Think popcorn chicken – tasty, crispy and you don’t want to stop at just one!)
  • We’ve launched a new series called Full Time Foodies where we share stories of food bloggers who have made the transition to full time. Check out the first post with Alex from It’s Not Complicated Recipes.
  • We run two blogs – the other is where we share what we learn about living a frugal lifestyle on our journey to FIRE.

Articles & Interviews with Sarah & Laura

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Features & Mentions

Wandercooks.com has been featured in BuzzFeed, Frankie Magazine, People, Brit+Co, The Washington Post, Greatist, The Huffington Post, FoodGawker, Lonely Planet, Chowhound, Yummly, MSN, Yahoo & Tastespotting to name a few.

What Are You Looking For?

The best way to find the right recipe is through our main menu where you can browse recipes by all sorts of categories. You might like to start with our collection of 5 Minute Recipes or Most Popular Recipes for example.

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Stay In Touch

Never miss a post! Join our mailing list to get updates on our latest recipe creations. You’ll get a copy of our Street Food ebook with lots of tasty recipes for you to try.

Follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest – we’d love it if you tag us @wandercooks into your tasty creations.

Or feel free to send us an email to hello [@] wandercooks [dot] com. Ask us a question, send us a pic or just say hi and tell us what cuisines or recipes you’ve enjoyed the most. We’d love to hear from you!

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Our aim is to have keyword research come to you as easily and naturally as putting together a recipe. Learn about our processes with case studies, tips, tricks and our simple system so you know exactly what you need to do when it comes to finding the right keyword(s) for your blog.

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Lastly, we just wanted to say THANK YOU!

Whether you’re new to the site, a seasoned foodie, or a returning reader, we’re SO glad you’re here.

Your support helps to keep this website up and running and allows us to share new creations for you to enjoy.

Thanks for commenting on our posts, for sharing pics of your cooking adventures with our recipes on social media, and for supporting us and Wandercooks in all the different ways that you do.

Readers’ Top 5 Favourite Recipes

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Easy Onigiri – Japanese Rice Balls
This EASY onigiri recipe is flavoured with delicious Japanese seasonings and wrapped in nori, perfect for a quick snack or a tasty lunchbox treat.
Easy Onigiri – Japanese Rice Balls
Gyoza being dipped into sauce with chopsticks.
Super Quick Gyoza Sauce (Just 4 Ingredients!)
A quick and easy dumpling dipping sauce you can serve with Japanese gyoza or potstickers. Just 4 ingredients, with extra ideas to make it your own. Use it with your favourite homemade or store-bought dumplings.
Super Quick Gyoza Sauce (Just 4 Ingredients!)
Peanut hoisin dipping sauce ready to eat!
Peanut Hoisin Sauce for Rice Paper Rolls
We've found the perfect peanut hoisin sauce for rice paper rolls, ready in less than 5 minutes. This dipping sauce is packed with crunchy crushed peanut and a perfect sweet and salty flavour. So grab your cold rolls, summer rolls or homemade rice paper rolls and get dipping.
Peanut Hoisin Sauce for Rice Paper Rolls
Close up shot of sausages cooking in a curry gravy with peas and onions.
Australian Curried Sausages
Curried Sausages are seriously convenient comfort food. With this easy one pot recipe you'll have dinner on the table in just 20 minutes, for an effortless family dinner that's packed with flavour!
Australian Curried Sausages
Okonomiyaki topped with sauce, kewpie mayonnaise, bonito flakes and seaweed flakes.
Easy Okonomiyaki Recipe – Japanese Savoury Pancakes
Okonomiyaki are Japanese savoury pancakes packed with flavour and SO easy to make! Ready in less than 30 minutes, these 'as you like it' pancakes are sure to be the new family favourite.
Easy Okonomiyaki Recipe – Japanese Savoury Pancakes